PALEOBOTANY AND PALEOPALYNOLOGY: DIVERSITY, TAXONOMY, AND PALEOECOLOGY
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Proposed Symposium Title: PALEOBOTANY AND PALEOPALYNOLOGY: DIVERSITY, TAXONOMY, AND PALEOECOLOGY
Abstract: Plant fossils, both macroscopic and microscopic, are a fundamental source of information for understanding the evolution of this important biological group throughout the history of life up to the present day. In addition, these fossils provide fundamental information about ecosystems, environments and the climate of the past. For this symposium we welcome contributions focusing on macrofossils of plants and paleopalynology, especially if they are focused on their taxonomy, or their stratigraphic or paleoecological implications
Speaker 1: Luis Miguel Sender Palomar: Senior Scientist, Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis, Museo Aragonés de Paleontología, 44002 Teruel, Spain. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tentative Talk: mid-Cretaceous fossil record from the NE Iberian Peninsula
Speaker 2: Uxue Villanueva-Amadoz, Senior Scientist, Estación Regional del Noroeste-ERNO, Instituto de Geología-IGL, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-UNAM, Campus UNISON, 83000, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico (Instituto de Geología UNAM) Email: email@example.com
Tentative talk: Applied paleopalynology and palaeoecological reconstruction
Speaker 3: Antonio Hernández-Orúe, PhD student, Departamento de Geología, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), Part 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tentative talk: The problem of variability in the identification of adpspresion fossil ferns
Topics (Up to three): Paleobotany / Archaeobotany
Topic 2: Palynology
Topic 3: Systematics
Justification: Paleobotany is an important discipline to better understand the past and the evolution of current plants. This symposium offers a meeting point and interest for various paleobotanists and paleopalynologists, where different works on fossil plant taxonomy, plant communities from the geological past and paleoecology can easily fit together.
Therefore, this symposium will bridge 7 of the Proposed Topics: Nr. 3 (Biogeography / Phylogeography), Nr. 10 (Ecology and Plant Communities), Nr. 20 (Paleobotany /Archaeobotany), Nr. 26 (Palynology), Nr. 19 (Macroevolution), Nr. 24 (Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions) and Nr. 31 (Systematics and taxonomy). In addition, the geographic precedence of our speakers will cover at least 4 countries, including México, France, China, and Spain. The potential speakers are at different stages of their career, ranging from PhD students to Professor.